National Peer Program Conference Expands to Meet Monumental Growth at Beautiful Perdido Beach Resort

National Peer Program Conference Expands to Meet Monumental Growth at Beautiful Perdido Beach Resort

October 20, 2022 (Fairhope, Ala.) - The beautiful white sand beaches of the Alabama Gulf Coast will serve as a backdrop for the 12th Annual National Peer Program Conference at the Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach, Ala. in March 2023. 

Organizers say the overwhelming growth of the conference prompted them to plan two full sessions and add a youth mental health training day for 2023.

This year’s keynote speaker is Emily Elrod; an author and corporate culture consultant known for developing the WISE (Well, Intelligent, Safe, and Empowered) framework which helps people live healthy, happy, and purposeful lives.  The conference will also include dynamic break-out sessions offering a chance for participants to collaborate with peers and industry leaders from throughout the nation. 

ThriveWay and the Jennifer Claire Moore Foundation are co-hosts of the event and are expecting more than 700 educators, counselors, Peer Helper Coordinators, school administrators and youth mental health professionals together to collaborate on ways to transform the youth of their communities using the Peer Helper PLUS program. 

What is the Peer Helper PLUS program?

It is a comprehensive, prevention and support program that works with schools around the country to promote the mental health of our youth and teaches them to advocate for one another.

Peer Helper PLUS has been proven to help students improve grades, cope with tragedy, decide against suicide and better connect with classmates oftentimes for the first time. Administrators have said the program is helpful in recognizing unsafe situations in students' home lives as well.

Register as a Participant

You will be a part of a community of brilliant minds working on ways to change the lives of youth throughout the world. Sign up today at the

Register as a Sponsor or Exhibitor

The two full conferences and added youth mental health training day will enable exhibitors and sponsors to feature their companies and services to more than 700 industry leaders, mental health professionals, educators, social workers, counselors, and more.   Learn more about the limited conference sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities by contacting  


About ThriveWay: ThriveWay is the leading peer-to-peer prevention and support company in the nation, empowering students to be academically, socially and emotionally successful; to recognize and resolve conflict; to value diversity; and to be advocates for positive change and healthy choices. Through their evidence-based Peer Helpers PLUS program, they partner with schools to promote the mental health of youth, teach peer advocacy and reduce student violence and suicide. For more information visit